The Key Moment
Mental Health
The true crisis moment happens when the sufferer realizes he or she can’t digest or handle an event in life that involves personal loss of some sort. The sufferer is drowning in despair. Hopelessness builds. Suicidal thoughts sit at the …
Coping with Stress
Addiction
Stress is a sneaky, insidious force that weaves its web inside your mind until all you see are shades of black. By Raymond Viger  How we escape stress can cause us even more harm: alcohol, drugs, escapism… But not all …
A Few Basic Facts (Part IV)
Artists
Let’s demystify the process. Here are a few basic facts: Music and movies can’t motivate a person to suicide. Suicide results from a troubled soul, not because a rapper advocates the act. We shouldn’t brush off a suicidal person. Some …
A Few Basic Facts (Part III)
Miscallaneous
Let’s demystify the process. Here are a few basic facts: This is the usual, normal sequence of events: I.   The person first suffers a loss, be it real or symbolic. II.   Then, a period of depression follows. III.   The depression …